Visitors to Parc du Thabor will find a mix of French, English and Botanical garden styles. The 10-hectare park was first established in 1610, though it was likely very different from the park that flora-lovers can stroll through today. After a rather turbulent history that involved the park getting turned over to the army after the revolution, the park was reconstituted in the 19th Century and sections of the garden were established. Dappled with stunning rose gardens, duck ponds and fountains, the garden boasts of greenhouses with several plants and aviaries comprising of exotic bird species. A section of the garden, colloquially referred to as 'Hell' was the site of many duels during the 20th-Century. Advantageously located close to the city center of Rennes, the garden is, today a primary venue to host cultural events.